Prof. Valeri Stoyanov, DSc., Dr. Anna Karadencheva, Dr. Rositsa Nedeva
Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy (Bulgaria)
Abstract: The present study introduces the results from psychophysiological research of environmental stressors and individual resilience among people with high-risk occupations in the national security field.
In order to identify the personal capabilities for sustainability and the main stressors in this professional area, the research was conducted through individual interviews and apparatus psychophysiological examination with Biofeedbeck methodology, which reports in real time the reaction of the autonomic nervous system under the influence of a certain stress factor.
The results show that the leading stressor in employees’ activities is the experience of negative emotions, in the face of difficult and unpleasant interpersonal relationships in their work field.
By themselves, the results obtained design specific directions for educational and training improvement, related to the evolution of abilities for dealing with negative emotions on an individual level, and soft skills development in order to expand personal resilience on an organizational level.
Keywords: Biofeedback; leading stressors; national security